Himanta Biswa Sarma is given a warning by the Election Commission.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma dismissed for breaking the model code of conduct (MCC) Sarma was cautioned by the poll panel on Wednesday to be more careful and be conservative in the future.

GUWAHATI (GUWAHATI): After being showncaused on Monday for breaking the model code of conduct (MCC), the Election Commission of India (ECI) dismissed chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, the BJP's star candidate for the forthcoming bypolls in the state.Sarma was cautioned by the poll panel on Wednesday to be more careful and be conservative in the future and strictly follow the MCC's rules when uttering public statements.Sarma complained to the European Parliament on Tuesday afternoon, denouncing reports that he had made announcements of new initiatives while campaigning for the poll-bound constituencies.Sarma denied the charges before the EC on the grounds that all of his promises to Bhawanipur, Thowra, and Mariani constituencies regarding development work and financial assistance to self-help organizations in tea gardens were either ongoing initiatives or already announced by the state government in the assembly's budget speeches of 2020-21 and 2021-22.

In an order issued on Wednesday, the EC said he has also quoted documentary evidence of the same.The European Commission has taken note of Sarmas's offer to demand an unconditional apology from the Commission in the event of any inadvertent omission of any MCC provision.The poll commission is of the conservative opinion that Sarma has acted in defiance of the MCC's advisory and instructions issued by the commission.On October 22, the opposition state assembly leader, Debabrata Saikia, and state PCC president Bhupen Kumar Borah, all of whom said that Sarma had made several statements about development work at various election meetings in violation of the election rules.

Randeep Singh Surjewala, the AICC's general secretary, said that shameful and unlawful attempts to manipulate voters have been exposed.The EC should have slapped a much more severe sanction on the victim.According to Twitter, the BJP should now apologise to Assam's residents.The EC also stated that, following the Congress' complaint about unfair treatment of a school ground for rallies on Tuesday, the commission stated that the ground has not been allotted to any political party.